David, it makes all the sense in the world if Sergio doesn’t actually give a crap about the American market (which after this epic failure, he probably doesn’t). He can sell Jeep to one Chinese owned company (who only care about the IP, and built in consumer base), then RAM to another, and Feline/Satanic Dodge to…
Mike Pence arriving to speak about America’s promising future with coal!
Rubicon Express makes excellent hardware, I’ve built up two XJ’s and used various Rubicon Express parts on both. But their kit springs are definitely not for a stock weight vehicle. Once I added bumpers, rear tire swing out, fuel cans, roof rack, hi-lift, winch, etc... it was still stiff as hell!
If FCA sells off Jeep, I predict within a few years there will be no FCA left. Are any of their other brands actually making money? I guess they do sell a lot of Ram trucks, and they’ll probably sell a few Chargers to rental and police agencies, but that’s about it.
That new Challenger with the custom Dodge Charger Daytona wing and nose though... Wow. That looks amazing! Off to google to find out of that is a kit you can order. I’m really impressed.
There was also an inverted body van, hahaha. Didn’t get a picture but it was absurd in all the right ways.
I have a 2004 jeep wrangler.. Yeah it’s ancient it has around 27,000 miles on it). It has the typical issue with the engine light on. Its been on since 1 month after I bought it brand new.. 13 years ago.
I’d love a new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk but the only thing that keeps me away is the reliability and build quality. If whoever buys them fixes that issue, I will consider them. If they can put more modern and efficient drive trains in them as well, they’d probably be my next purchase.
I upgraded the shocks and springs on my ‘06 LJ to H&R progressive rate springs (1.5"-2" lift) and Bilstein shocks, and it was the best thing I ever did for any vehicle for $500.
Man Up David!
...he says to the user that is currently in the process of rebuilding four carbs for a 82 Goldwing...
I did a 4" suspension lift, with 31s, on a 4cyl, autotragic, Suzuki Vitara, and I feel your pain. I experience all those things, literally everyday. Helped when I changed to chevy express shocks in the rear, but it is still too stiff, still too slow, and it brakes and handles like #.
What bothers me the most is not just the lift kit for aesthetics, but no one seems to think about their headlights. Living in Pennsylvania, lift kits are a common occurrence and does nothing more than blind oncoming traffic. You think you have it bad going over bumps and losing some cornering, imagine the other…
If your axles scrub all the time what you need is to be better at off-roading, not a different setup. Know where your wheels are and use them.
Portal axles would give you all the lift and clearance you need, and ride mostly on stock suspension parts. Can be pricey though. I know a guy who takes body parts as a down payment, remainder due on birth of first born child.
I went to 7th grade at George S. Patton Jr. middle school in Levanworth, to this day I’m still pretty sure it had a bigger budget than the college I went to. I think DoDDs was trying to over-awe all of the foreign officers kids at CGSC.